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British Engines

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of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1922 Founded by brothers Charles and Harold Lamb.

Harnessed the energy of the global engineering revolution triggered by World War I

1920s-1930s British Engines become a subcontract engineering company.

1959 CMP Products was established and became a world-leading developer and manufacturer of cable glands. BEL Valves was engaged in pioneering valve development

By 1964 manufactured high-pressure valves and fittings in specialist steel alloys for the petro-chemical industry.

Rotary Power developed radial and axial piston motors and pumps.

1970s-80s BEL Valves took advantage of the global oil boom, expanding its product range for both onshore and offshore applications.

1990s Developed subsea applications.

CMP became a key supplier to the petrochemical and oil and gas markets.

Rotary Power provided engineering solutions in the construction, recycling and marine industries.

1990s Incorporated Stephenson Gobin, bringing expertise in electromagnetic engineering, and Stadium Packing Services, bringing expertise export packing and storage services.

2012 BEL Engineering was established to cater for the growing demand for large capacity sub-contract machining facilities.

2018 Also in the group were Michell Bearings, Rotary Power

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